Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome 2010 after a Lunar eclipse

The earths shadow is red, n so is the moon tonight

Welcome 2010

Blue moon is special because it is accompanied by an eclipse, an event that has not occurred in the last five to six decades. A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes through some portion of the earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the sun, earth and moon are aligned exactly or very closely aligned with earth in the middle. Lunar eclipse occurs only on a full moon day. “The full moon has to happen on the first or the second day of the month and the month must be of 31 days for such an event to occur. It has perfectly matched this month and hence the rarity.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

sad faced cofee

If the cofee looks so sad, how can it perk me up ?

Guess I need no coffee to boost me up, just a smile.

Yup no caffine is gonna rule me, I am gonna rule me, and the same goes for you all my friends.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Crime No longer just a mans world

“ Crime No longer just a mans world “ no its not me, its today’s headlines

Just a few I care to mention:

May 7th 2008: women cuts up her lover’s body n dumps it

April 14th 2009: Serial bride married 10 businessmen; n then extorted money from them

Sept 11th 2009, young girl goes out with young men, spikes their drinks, n then steals valuables

Dec 15th 2009: MBA student specializes in cleaning out houses of her dates, to support her lifestyle

The empowered sex indeed, now this is gender equality I guess.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Life is like a bicycle, u stop n u fall.

Just Like, I will have to buy this flat if I need my view back.

One has to keep moving forward, the moment u stop moving ahead, u will lose it.

One has to keep setting up new goals and keep going forward; there is no way out once u have embarked on this journey of life.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

To be single or to be double?

Is it possible to stop loving someone that you love once?

Was it really love if you stop loving?


Is all marriage a compromise?

If why do I never meet a couple that are really made for each other?


Why do people who really love, never get united in marriage?

Ironic, but if you are getting married you really are not lovers!


But then to not love is that life?

N if u start to love knowing you will lose ‘If you really love”

Do you want to love?


Mystery of life keeps us getting married in an attempt to find out the ending keeps us

loving and losing, loving and losing, losing and loving, loving and losing


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Off to school, love s in the air

Early morning quick feel and speeding of young hearts, as they head to school, yes its winter, am in Calcutta watching new love bloom on way to school, wonder what they dream of as they head out to the world.
Just realized it’s been 10 years that I have graduated from art school.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tiger woods still bright

Its amazing to read the advice of most Pr gurus of India to Tiger woods,” he should get on with his game “, they (the public) will forget it all, “VALUES” what’s that about, who will remember that he did anything wrong, just ignore the “TRUTH” and the REALITY will go away,

 Maybe it’s a reflection of the times we live, and the low and hollow standard of values that exist IN SOME PEOPLE, Glad that even in this tough time, tiger woods is actually “SHINING” like that little spec among all the bright around him.

Friday, December 18, 2009

yes thats media today

While he was at the peak of his drive they all stood around with hands made into bowls, the day they thought they could stick it into him they have been at it ever since.

Hot blooded so he was, deal with it, he did it with whom he wanted to so deal with it.

Yes that’s media today

Thursday, December 17, 2009

litti and big heart

On a whim I mentioned I wanted to have Litti, at a friends  (Daniel and Noopur) place,

They no longer live with his parents, yes I am fond of their parents, and parents being parents went all out to make it happen.  Thank u dear uncle and aunt.  Takes a big heart to do it no doubt and am glad such people exist to make out days better.

Litti is a made by making a paste of ground chana+ lasun+ adrak + dhanya+ ajwine+ nimbu, which is inserted inside a layer of ground wheat, and roasted over slow fire (the fire has to be made by burning cow dung dried in sun.

Most of this is a hassle to get in a city, but then when did such little details stop folks who are set on making a son happy, falter.  Lucky we sure are.

Preparing Litti 

Preparing the fire

Roasting on slow fire

Turning over the litti on the slow fire

Now to brush and dust off the ash, n settle in for a heavy meal.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

to do for 2010

The exception:

some might thrive better on there own, want to break free perennially, which is Ok too.

The end result

The begining

For all to get together and bloom gradually brings beauty to the fore.


Lets try to achieve this for 2010

 Mera bharat/ Universe mahan

My India/ Universe  great

Is the grass greener on the other side?

Warm, cold, temperate makes no difference life has to go on, 630 am time to get vegetables to the market, a hard life, a simple life, and I think a happy life as can be.

Is the grass greener on the other side?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Complete Universe

My favorite place in jamshedpur,  a place where I have always encountered an interesting sight.
 complete universe on a winter morning.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

But they still run to hug the residents :)


My parents  were with me the last 3 weeks, n I had opportunity to observe them from close quarters, after a long time, we were living in a small house for the 1st time, yes its my current house, we were in each others way, n interestingly I felt it was quiet intimate and cozy, the fact that we had a huge terrace helped.  I could not help but notice how my mom always seemed ready to foot the bill for all expenses (I literally had to scold her for trying to do too much in my household expenses, )or else was trying to buy others stuff, and my dad forever willing to give away things that other appreciates around him in the house. Man am I lucky to have parents who can share in such a manner.

It was such a pleasure to have my parents with me, and be enveloped by their presence; I think I will miss it as they leave my house now.  

As I came to drop my folks to there house 2000 miles away, the tree in the garden seems to have that same character as of my parents, it seems to be  trying to reach out and encompass all around. Nice to be HOME



plants and mammals

Not just us humans even plants get all bitter , thorny

 Lack of color, calloused body with age.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

That time of the year

What is perfection! Man Made or Nature made?

December is here, and time for messages to start flying in.

also the time to get fit to dance all night

Monday, December 7, 2009

wrong is wrong no matter by who

A letter to the uninitiated, who thinks cause “ if u are rich its OK to cheat, but make billions in the name of ones clean image”

Tiger woods brand is that he is clean, he is the first Billionaire sportsman, is cause he is a clean man, and that makes him an idol for the youth, so when he does something wrong, it becomes news, and people expect him to try to right the wrong.

Some Indian women feel, if you are married to a rich man, then he should be allowed to cheat. You are above the law. Some even go on to print and publish this view in newspapers, as editorial views, how scary is that? and we wonder why some propagate the view women should be in the house behind curtains, doing things that do not require a brain :)

Seems Mrs. woods, used to be a nanny, what’s wrong with that? Interesting that some feel the fact that she has money now, cause she is Mrs. woods, so she should get used to the idea that her husband is sleeping with all and sundry? This view is published in a newspaper, wow editors!

Sorry but India is truly not shining if this is the mind set of educated women of today in India. Takes guts to say, “wrong is wrong” not try to justify it with hollow knowledge.

class / crass , big difference.

and then there were 9

So Now it is 9 that have climbed out of the woodwork to claim there fame on the glory of Tiger Woods, or is it tiger woos now,

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tiger woods prick

What was his fault: he was successful

What they want: for him to fall

Why: cause they can never be what he is

What it took : a few pricks

Who was the cause: WOW men


How can we get rid of our rubbish in this manner in 21st centure ?
I know it makes great images the smoke is a killer still

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Constructing India

Trying to play catch up, a worker is silhouetted against the rising sun.

An Image from My “ yellow” series.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tadoba National park

U my dinner?

U guys vegetarian?

Tadoba, National park in Maharastra, The animals are plenty and seem to ask:

Do I look over the shoulder?

Or a direct Gaze?

Or ???

Excellent shoot we had .

fashion and size Zero

A lovely soul encased in a powerpacked body, they call it "Size Zero" Dont be taken in by the lean Look, she's got the energy as only a women can

Monday, November 30, 2009

Rolling along

The sun rolls along as the month ends 31 days to the year end.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chaos thats 26/11

The week that was 26/11,

Some cried and empathized

Some exploited it to the hilt

Some kept quiet

We saw:

Exhibitions that had self-serving agenda for the artists

News channels that was trying for a piece of the action

Regular channels that were in the game too

Newspapers where the writers took a holiday, while the newspapers dug up old injuries, oops- meant old stories

I tried to keep quiet too, looked up and saw this image as the sun set on the day.

Agriculture is in

an Image inspired by "all things spiral"

This image was made while on a shoot, an Irrigation story .